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Chris Jericho discusses a WWE return ‘deal is 90% done’

In a recent interview Chris Jericho discusses his plans on returning to WWE and hinted that a deal is almost done

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Returning To WWE: “I consider it always because it’s not like it was in 2005 where I was sick of wrestling. Sick of it is maybe a harsh word. Disenchanted, I guess, is a better word.”

“I wasn’t disenchanted when I left in September. It was just my contract was up. That was it. And there were other things just waiting to come through. Even if I was coming back, I always would have taken those four months, three months off to do the Fozzy tours. Then other things have kind of popped up to delay my return.”

His WWE Contract Status: “I mean, there’s a deal on the table,” he said. “A deal on the table that’s 90-percent done. There’s a couple of minor things that we had to hammer out. It would just be a matter of what other stuff is going on and how that stuff is going.”

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WWE NXT results- Slater upsets Jericho

The show kicks off with NXT Host Matt Striker, who introduces the eight NXT Rookies as they prepare for their latest NXT challenge!

This week’s challenge was a physical test of strength of balance called “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Rookies” where two NXT Rookies will stand on pedestals and battle with barbell-style sticks with cushions on both sides and whoever knocks their adversary off of the pedestal will be declared the winner! The first two Rookies to take part in the challenge was the number four Rookie, Heath Slater, and the number five Rookie, David “A-List” Otunga with Slater being able to knock Otunga off of the pedestal to advance! Next up were the two big men of the NXT competition as Wade Barrett and Skip Sheffield and, in a close battle, it was Skip Sheffield narrowly beating Wade Barrett! Next up was Daniel Bryan and Michael Tarver with Daniel Bryan winning after Michael Tarver willingly forfeited the contest! Then it was down to Justin Gabriel and Darren Young with Young knocking Gabriel off of his pedestal to be the final Rookie to advance to the semi-finals! With Heath Slater, Skip Sheffield, Daniel Bryan, and Darren Young in the semi-finals, who will win the “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Rookies” competition to get their own feature on WWE.com?

The number five NXT Rookie, David “A-List” Otunga, was in action on NXT as he went one-on-one with the number three NXT Rookie, Justin Gabriel! After his WWE Pro, R-Truth, refused to help his NXT Rookie David Otunga get the unfair advantage on a roll-up counter, Justin Gabriel was able to roll Otunga up to pick up the win! How will David Otunga respond to R-Truth’s refusal to lend the unfair assist?

Then it was time for the semi-finals of the “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Rookies” competition as Skip Sheffield was able to knock Heath Slater off of his pedestal to advance to the Finals! Next up was Daniel Bryan and Darren Young with Darren Young knocking Bryan off of his pedestal to advance to the finals of the competition!

After forfeiting the “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Rookies” competition, Michael Tarver made an appearance in the ring and issues an open challenge to any NXT Rookie or WWE Pro! The challenge was answered by Skip Sheffield and the match was set to begin, but CM Punk, Luke Gallows, Serena, & Darren Young come out! Punk states that Darren Young is also looking for “competition” before announcing that he is adding Darren Young to the match between Skip Sheffield and Michael Tarver to make it a Triple Threat Match! In the middle of the match, it looked like Darren Young was set to pick up the win as he ascended to the top rope, but Luke Gallows came out and knocked Darren Young off of the top rope and took Skip Sheffield out as well, which left the door open for Michael Tarver to pick up the win! However, Tarver wasted too much time and Darren Young was able to catch Tarver with a modified full-nelson slam en route to picking up the win! How will CM Punk respond to Luke Gallows trying to cost Darren Young the match?

In the finals of the “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Rookie” competition, it was Skip Sheffield, after a too-close-to-call competition, who won the rematch over Darren Young to win the “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Rookie” competition and earn an exclusive feature on WWE.com!

Then it was time for the WWE Pro Vs. NXT Rookie main event as NXT Rookie Heath Slater would compete in the biggest match of his young career as he went one-on-one with the former World Heavyweight Champion, Chris Jericho! In a monumental upset, it was the NXT Rookie, Heath Slater, who countered an attempt at the Walls of Jericho to roll-up the six-time World Champion and pick up the victory over Chris Jericho! After the shocking loss, an enraged Chris Jericho rampaged the ringside area by dismantling the announce table and the ring steps and shouting at the referee of the match! Defeating an elite Superstar like Chris Jericho will no doubt give a major boost to the rise of Heath Slater in the NXT competition. Is Heath Slater well on his way to unseating Daniel Bryan as the number one Rookie in NXT?

credit: Wrestling 101

WWE Smackdown spoilers- Swagger prepares for his World Title defense

WWE World champion Jack Swagger comes out cutting a promo. He says he wants to inspire the entire WWE Universe. He says that at Extreme Rules, he’s going to rip the head off Randy Orton and will take out the Viper.

*John Morrison pinned World champion Jack Swagger with Starship Pain. Huge pop. Obviously, a non-title match. This was great stuff.

*There will be a steel cage match later.

*There is what appears to be a barber’s stool set up on the stage.

*The Straight Edge Society is complaining the Teddy Long about Rey Mysterio cutting CM Punk’s hair. Long orders Punk & Luke Gallows vs. Rey Mysterio & Kane later tonight.

*Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre defeated Matt Hardy & R-Truth when Hardy via referee’s decision when it was ruled Hardy could not continue. McIntyre attacks Hardy after the match. The referees and Truth carry out Hardy.

*The Cage is lowered.

**Chris Jericho and Wade Barrett come out and enter the ring. Jericho says he will end Edge’s career tonight and there will be “No More Spears.” Edge comes out on stage and mocks Jericho for losing to Heath Slater on NXT. He says he has nothing to lose and hits the ring. Barrett and Jericho attack Edge. Jericho avoids the spear. Edge spears Barrett instead and the crowd goes nuts.

*Edge is limping as he returns to the back.

*JTG vs. Mike Knox. Shad Gaspard is the guest ring announcer. JTG defeated Knox by pinfall. Shad attacks JTG and slaps him with belts. He then begins choking him with them and walks out.

*Michelle McCool & Layla El defeated Mickie James & Beth Phoenix. They throw Phoenix through an ironing board after the match, then smeared lipstick all over her face.

*A barber’s chair has been brought to ringside.

*The Straight Edge Society defeated Kane & Rey Mysterio when Punk rolled up Rey. Kane punched Luke Gallows out of the ring and chased him to the back. Mysterio went for a 619 but Serena got involved. Punk and Rey went back and forth and Punk ended up in the barber’s chair. Mysterio tried to shave his head but Punk escaped.

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WWE Raw results- Roster stuck in Europe, Smackdown takes over Raw

With most of the Raw crew stranded on the other side of the Atlantic, Raw featured mostly Smackdown wrestlers with a few Raw guys mixed in.

HHH came out to start the show. He acknowledged the situation and cut a promo about beating up Sheamus on Sunday. The Straight Edge Society then came out. Punk noted that if he’s drafted he will bring the Straight Edge Society with him to Raw.

HHH asked Punk why his followers had to shave their heads but he didn’t. Punk said it’s because he’s the leader and his hair represents purity. HHH joked about Rey Mysterio shaving Punk’s head on Sunday. Punk tried to recruit HHH to the Straight Edge Society. HHH responded by ranting about freedom. Punk said that he wasn’t asking HHH to join bur rather telling him. The heels jumped HHH but Rey made the save as they tried to shave HHH’s head. Rey shaved off a little bit of Punk’s hair before Punk escaped.

This opening segment went awfully long, but Punk and HHH did a good job in making it entertaining as possible. I also liked the angle with Rey taking a little of Punk’s hair prior to the show.

Drew McIntyre beat Matt Hardy. They started in the ring. Seriously, they cut out the entrance of the guy who has nothing but an entrance. McIntyre hit punches and kicks. Matt used a side effect. They ran into each other head to head. Then Matt went to the second rope and was pulled off by McIntyre. McIntyre covered and that was in fact the finish. This was a bad match with a bad finish.

They aired a few brief promos from Belfast throughout the show. John Cena said that everyone’s fine and they’re sorry they can’t be at Raw. He said he would be ready for his match Sunday and vowed to be at the PPV for sure. Randy Orton said that the world title will follow him at the draft next week. Sheamus attacked a crew guy to make a point to HHH.

Vladimir Kozlov made his entrance. He said that he has been treated unfairly by the guest hosts and had Jerry Lawler read a statement for him. The statement said that he wants elite competition and suggested the New Jersey Nets’ new Russian owner is going to move the team.

MacGruber came out with an American flag, acting unbelievably obnoxious. He had that Dr. Ken air that said he was just making fun of the whole show, although admittedly the material seemed designed to fit that purpose as well. He got in Kozlov’s face and called him a giant pile of suck. Kozlov said that if MacGruber said anything more about him he would end MacGruber. So MacGruber made fun of Kozlov’s mom.

What was Kozlov’s response to this? Did he destroy this obnoxious little dipshit? Why no. He said that he would destroy MacGruber later in the show. Huh? Okay, now I don’t care about the fact this made Kozlov look like a joke as a monster heel. The truth is the ship sailed on people taking Kozlov seriously years ago. But just from a basic logic standpoint, why would this furious Russian giant just stand there and let this annoying little turd mock him and his family? Why did his revenge have to come later in the show? This made absolutely no sense, and was irritating because MacGruber was just begging to be killed.

As if this segment wasn’t fake enough already, they proceeded to go much further. MacGruber announced that Kozlov would instead have to wrestle R. Truth. R. Truth came out as MacGruber obnoxiously danced and shouted “what’s up.” Fireworks then went off to the sides of the stage as Truth stood in the middle. The flames went down and you saw Truth crouch down and run into the backstage area. Then they placed two boots on the side of the stage as if Truth had been blown up. This was elementary school play level execution. It appeared that the joke was that WWE is ridiculous, fake nonsense.

With Truth dead, Kozlov said that he would kill MacGruber. And in the final touch, now MacGruber was all scared. Apparently he knew earlier that for some reason no matter how much he antagonized Kozlov right to Kozlov’s face, Kozlov was somehow obliged not to do anything until later. But now he no longer had that protection. This was the sort of segment that enhances the perception that only mentally handicapped people are fans of 21st century WWE.

Backstage, HHH spoke with MacGruber. MacGruber pissed himself but claimed implausibly that someone else had peed in his pants and he had agreed to wear them. Kane came in at that moment and MacGruber claimed it was Kane. Kane was taken aback and MacGruber ran away.

Undertaker beat Jack Swagger. Swagger issued an open challenge, which led to the return of Undertaker. They traded head locks. Undertaker used old school. Swagger retaliated with a powerslam and sent Undertaker into the steps. Undertaker came back with a leg drop on the apron, DDT and snake eyes. Undertaker went for a choke slam but Swagger escaped. Swagger hit a DDT and went for the Vader bomb but was caught with a choke slam. Undertaker then hit the tombstone and pinned Swagger clean.

It was cool of WWE to bring back Undertaker as a surprise for the live fans who weren’t getting the show they expected. With that said, the way they keep jobbing out Swagger is so stupid. Putting aside the fact that the guy needs all the help he can get, it totally buries the title. Why would anyone pay to see a title match when the “champion” lost 80 percent of his matches prior to winning the title and is losing basically all of his matches after winning it? This is such basic stuff.

Chris Jericho backstage told CM Punk to stick with him to win the main event. He then advised MacGruber to offer a handshake to Kozlov and then slap him in the face. This evidently struck MacGruber as a good idea.

Kozlov was scheduled to wrestle MacGruber. MacGruber offered a handshake and then slapped Kozlov in the face. Kozlov grabbed MacGruber and head butted him a few times. MacGruber’s selling was among the worst I’ve ever seen in any pro wrestling match. He appeared to be unfamiliar with the concepts of physical violence and pain. Ryan Phillippe then came out to save MacGruber. He announced that this was a handicap match with MacGruber and Khaluber (Great Khali) versus Kozlov.

Kozlov for some reason let MacGruber go again. Kozlov and Khali tried to wrestle briefly and, well, at least it was better than MacGruber and Kozlov. Khali gave Kozlov the big chop and Kozlov left. Khali pursued and this was labeled a count out win for Khali and MacGruber. MacGruber then cut one final obnoxious promo. Sadly, he left the show without dying a horrible death. Maybe he will be drawn and quartered on a future PPV.

HHH, Edge and Rey Mysterio beat Chris Jericho, CM Punk and Luke Gallows. After all the nonsense on this show, it was nice to see a straight forward wrestling match to close. Rey hit a somersault plancha on the heels early. The heels took over on Rey. Rey got the tag to Edge, but Jericho tripped Edge as he went for a spear and the heels took over on Edge. Edge got the tag to HHH. HHH hit punches, a clothesline and a spine buster on Punk. He went for the pedigree but Gallows broke it up with a clothesline. Rey took out Gallows with a springboard senton. Rey hit the 619 on Punk and HHH hit the pedigree for the pin.

credit: Wrestling Observer

WWE Smackdown spoilers- CM Punk and Rey Mysterio on the road to Wrestle Mania

WWE Smackdown Spoilers For March 12, 2010

The family of Rey Mysterio come out with him and they sing happy birthday to his daughter. CM Punk and friends come out to cut a promo. They issue a challenge to Rey for tonight and WrestleMania. Rey also had Eddie Guerrero’s son with him. Punk sang happy birthday also to Mysterio’s daughter and it was very creepy.

R-Truth defeated The Miz after Daniel Bryan, who was at ringside, pushed Miz’s feet off the ropes when he was trying to get a pin. David Otunga was also at ringside.

Backstage with Drew McIntyre and Teddy Long. Vince McMahon has wiped last week’s loss away like before. Vince picked Drew’s opponent tonight. Winner will get a spot in MITB and be the IC Champion.

Drew McIntyre defeats a local wrestler named Adam Bold. Drew earns a spot in Money in the Bank and retains his IC Title.

Big Show defeated John Morrison with the knockout punch.

Backstage segment with Tiffany and Vickie Guerrero. Vickie makes Tiffany vs. Michelle McCool for tonight.

Cryme Tyme vs. The Hart Dynasty ends in a no contest when The Undertaker comes out and lays all four out with his trademark moves. Taker puts the Hell’s Gate on JTG.

Tiffany defeats Michelle McCool by DQ when Vickie Guerrero interferes on the outside. Tiffany gets triple teamed when Beth Phoenix comes out to save her. Beth is alone in the ring with Vickie and hits a big clothesline. Layla and McCool pull Vickie to safety to end a good segment for the Divas that the crowd was into.

Kane vs. Luke Gallows goes to a no contest when CM Punk comes out and hits the GTS on Kane. He had to re-do it after botching the first. Rey Mysterio came down and chased Punk to the back.

The ring is setup for the Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho. His guest Edge comes out and they cut promos. Edge went for a spear but got hit by the World Title. Jericho starts yelling “Spear!” at Edge while he’s down.

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WWE NXT results(full episode)- The Miz still hates Daniel Bryan

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Complete WWE NXT Results Report For March 9, 2010

On this episode of NXT, we find out from Matt Striker that the person who will go on to be the next WWE Superstar will be decided by a vote amongst the WWE Pros. The “twist”… Pros CANNOT vote for OR against their own rookie.

We open the first match with David Otunga vs Darrin Young. I find it somewhat creepy and amusing that Otunga comes to the start of the rap and rips off his tear-away pants to just his trunks. The match was said to be a requested rematch by Darrin Young. The match was pretty solid. I did notice, though, that when Young pulled Otunga’s head down on the rope to choke and fling him off the ring, Otunga didnt really allow himself to fall forward into the rope like he’s supposed to. He just kind of fell backwards off the ring skirt. Darrin Young seems to be going for the heel character now, or at least the crowd thinks so, because he grounded David Otunga and locked his chin with his wrists and pulled up and as soon as he locked the move in, the boos poured in from the crowd. R-Truth, at ringside, countered this by gaining momentum for Otunga by smacking the mat in rhythm to start a crowd clap. At point in the match, Young got so fired up after gaining control in the match that he started smacking his behind/back leg region. Just a little odd, no? Another odd thing was the beginning of a repetitive headlock Young did two to three times within a matter of a minute or so. But Darrin’s fall through the 2nd rope looked very smooth and very convincing in my opinion. And the whole time, CM Punk looked unamused. Punk either played with his gum or talked to Luke Gallows with a bored look on his face. The match came to an end when R-Truth and Luke Gallows got into a dispute that distracted the ref from seeing CM Punk grab Otunga’s leg, distracting David from Darrin coming up behind him and finishing him with a move where he locked a full nelson, threw Otunga up, and slung him to the left arm, face-platting him on the mat. Looks like a rough finisher, but in all honesty, it was cool.
When commercial came back, they showed a “during the commercial break” video of R-Truth attacking Otunga. I’d like to tell you why he did, but I couldnt understand what he was saying to Otunga.

Daniel Bryan’s vignette showed a portrait of an average man…who just happens to be a well-known, 10 year in-ring wrestling veteran. He’s still getting respect talks from Miz, who slaps the bruised ribs of Bryan, and informs him he has to learn to wrestle during injury and announces he’ll face Jericho’s rookie, Wade Barrett “with a boo-boo.” Jericho calls Wade his protege. His vignette basically has him talking about why he loves hurting people… for money. He claims he wants the WWE spot so he can hurt people and get paid millions for doing it. Wade says he’s 6ft 7in, but the commentators say he’s 6ft 5in. The first minutes of the match are Wade just targeting the bruised area of Bryan, who has his ribs wrapped, and Jericho takes credit for it claiming he told Barrett to do it before the show. The high spots in the match were Daniel Bryan’s awesome flying knee to Wade from the skirt to outside the ring, Bryan’s slip off the top rope to the ring mat (which was realistic. I had to watch several times to see if it was even planned or not) which led to him losing the match when Wade picked Bryan up into the fireman’s carry then slung him forward onto his back, and Jericho applying a regular Walls Of Jericho this time after the match while Michael Cole says the Walls Of Jericho “is about respect.”

more: Wrestle Zone

WWE Smackdown full episode/results

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We are live on tape from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and your announcers are Todd ‘ What happened to Bobby Hebert’ Grisham and Matt ‘Why are people complaining about my Colts Jersey’ Striker.

Rey Mysterio versus CM Punk with Luke Gallows and Serena

Punk has something to say to Rey and then he pie faces Rey before locking up. Punk does it a second time but Rey slaps Punk and then Rey with forearms to Punk. Punk with an Irish whip but Rey with a drop kick and victory roll for a near fall. Rey kicks Punk in the leg and then he drops the knee into the mat and then puts Punk in a leg lace, but Punk makes it to the ropes and Rey releases the hold. They lock up with a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock and Punk trips Rey and gets a near fall. Rey with a sunset flip and he gets a near fall. Rey returns to the leg and he kicks Punk some more. Rey with forearms in the corner but Punk with an enzuigiri for a near fall. Punk with a figure four head scissors. Rey punches the leg to get out of the hold. Punk with a snap mare and kick to the back for a near fall. Rey with a forearm but Punk with a knee and then he throws Rey under the bottom rope but Punk tries for a baseball slide and Rey slides under Punk as Rey returns to the ring. Luke and Serena come over to Punk and we go to commercial.

We are back and Punk with a shoulder tackle and leg lariat for a near fall while Punk continues to favor the leg. Rey with a kick but Punk sends him to the apron. Rey with a body scissors and he sends Punk over the top rope to the floor. Rey hits a seated splash from the apron. Punk with a belly-to-back suplex onto the ringside barrier. Punk rolls Rey into the ring and then Punk with a slingshot senton and then he gets a near fall. Rey is lying against the ring post and Punk with a baseball slide and Rey’s abdomen goes into the post. Rey gets up and relaxes against the ringside barrier. Punk with a clothesline to the back of the head and then he hits a short arm clothesline before rolling Rey back into the ring. Punk gets a near fall and then Punk puts Rey in a bow and arrow but Rey with a lateral press. Punk tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Rey counters with a lateral press for a near fall. Punk hits a back breaker for a near fall. Punk with a forearm to the back and gets a near fall. Punk works on Rey’s back as he stretches him and he continues to taunt Rey. Rey with kicks to the head to get out of the hold. Punk charges into the corner and Rey with a drop toe hold. Rey goes to the apron and Rey goes up top but Punk crotches him and Rey is in the tree of woe. Punk tries to take advantage of the situation and he tries for a baseball slide but Punk forgets that Rey is not really that tall and Rey pulls himself up a bit as Punk crotches himself in the ring post. Rey pulls himself up and goes up top and hits a seated splash and a springboard cross body for a near fall. Punk with a head butt to Rey’s midsection and he tries for a rollup but Rey rolls through and kicks Punk in the head and gets a near fall. Rey with a knee to Punk’s head but Punk with an Irish whip and he runs into a boot from Rey. Punk with a power slam for a near fall. Punk with the running knee into the corner and then he tries for the bulldog but Rey gets out of the hold. Rey with a drop kick to the knees and Punk falls ‘there’. Serena gets on the apron to stop Rey’s run into the 619. The referee yells at Serena and Luke gets on the apron on the other side but Rey drops Luke on the top rope. Punk charges and Rey with a drop toe hold and Punk falls you know where as Rey tries for the 619 but Punk sees it coming and he avoids the move. Punk gets Rey up for the Go To Sleep but Punk counters and hits a rana for the three count.

Winner: CM Punk

After the match, Luke Gallows attacks Rey and kicks him. Luke with a back breaker to Rey. Punk tells Luke what to do and he hits a splash into the corner that sends Rey to the mat. Luke picks up Rey and hits a short arm clothesline. Serena kicks Rey in the midsection and then Punk has something to say to Rey. Luke puts Rey on Punk’s shoulders and then Punk hits the Go To Sleep.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Rey’s victory over CM Punk and the post match beat down by the Straight Edge Society.

Drew McIntyre comes to the ring to some snazzy new entrance music and he has something to say. Drew says that when he was informed that he would be competing in a match tonight, he stopped them and said that it doesn’t matter who his opponent is because he is the undefeated Intercontinental Champion. Drew says that he is unstoppable. His opponent, Kane, comes to the ring and as Kane enters the ring, Drew says that on second thought he doesn’t have anything to prove tonight and especially not to Kane. Drew says that he dropped Kane last week. Drew tells Kane that he can have a match next week, but not tonight. Despite Drew’s comments, the referee calls for the bell and the match starts.

Drew McIntyre versus Kane

Kane with a kick to an unsuspecting McIntyre and Drew goes to the floor. Kane follows after him and he punches Drew. Drew is returned to the ring and Kane with punches to Drew but Drew with a forearm and punch. Kane with a clothesline and he goes up top but Drew rolls out of the ring to the floor. We go to commercial.

We are back and Drew with an arm bar as we see footage from the commercial break when Kane was sent to the ringside barrier from the apron to allow Drew to gain the advantage. Kane punches McIntyre but Drew with kicks to the leg and head. Drew with a clothesline and a near fall. Drew with an elbow to the top of the head. Kane with an Irish whip but Drew comes out of the corner and Kane hits a clothesline. Kane with punches to Drew followed by an Irish whip and running clothesline. He tries again but Kane runs into an elbow from McIntyre. Kane hits the side slam for a near fall. Kane goes to the turnbuckles and he goes up top and hits the clothesline. Kane sets for the choke slam but Drew with kicks to the leg and then Drew tries for the double underhook DDT. Kane gets out of that and tries for another choke slam. Kane and Drew both go over the top rope to the floor and the referee starts his count. Kane and Drew exchange punches and Kane pulls Drew off the apron and then sends Drew into the ringside barrier. The referee makes the ten count.

Double Count Out

After the match, Kane sends McIntyre into the ring and Drew hits a running boot and then he punches Kane. McIntyre takes his title belt and he returns to the ring but Kane grabs Drew by the throat and hits a choke slam. Kane picks up the title belt and then puts it across Drew’s chest. Who wants some pyro from the turnbuckles?

We go to the back where Mickie James is getting something to eat. That is a good thing because the only other two people in the area are Michelle McCool and Layla who comment on the shock that Mickie is eating. Mickie says that it is over between them. Layla and Michelle say that Mickie doesn’t belong here and then Michelle says that it isn’t over until she gets her title belt back. Michelle has some cottage cheese in her hands but Mickie knocks it away and we see that it hit Vickie Guerrero. Mickie apologizes but it doesn’t matter because Vickie yells. Michelle and Layla suck up to Vickie as we go to commercial.

Mickie James versus Layla with her dance partner Michelle McCool

They lock up and Layla with a knee but Mickie with forearms and a snap mare. Mickie with a drop kick and Layla backs into the corner.

Vickie Guerrero comes out, still wearing the cottage cheese and she throws out her usual excuse mes. Vickie says that this is going to be an Epsenhart Special with Michelle McCool on Layla’s team.

Michelle takes off her boots and enters the ring and Mickie with forearms and knees. Michelle with a kick and Layla hits her too. Mickie kicks Michelle and slams her head into the mat. Mickie with a Thesz Press on Layla and punches. Mickie with a jack knife cover but Layla breaks it up. Mickie with a forearm to Layla and then she trips Mickie. Michelle with a back breaker for a two count. Michelle with a running knee to the head in the corner and then Mickie sends Layla to the apron. Layla grabs Mickie by the hair as she tries for the head scissors but Mickie kicks Michelle away and then kicks Layla off the apron. Michelle with a kick to Mickie’s head and then she hits the McCool Clash for the three count.

Winners: Michelle McCool and Layla

Batista is walking in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back with a recap of Part II of Bret vs. Vince and Batista’s involvement. We then see Batista’s instant classic non match with CM Punk.

It is time to get Batista’s explanation for why he attacked John Cena after Raw and Josh Mathews is the man to do it since he is standing in the ring waiting for Batista to come out.

The spotlight stays on Batista during the interview and Josh asks Batista what provoked his actions against John Cena, why he walked out of the match with CM Punk last week for a shot at the Elimination Chamber, and his refusal to confront John Cena on Raw. Batista thinks about his answer and then he takes the mic and looks at Josh Mathews and that look forces Josh to leave the ring in fear.

Batista continues to ponder his thoughts while the crowd chants for Cena. Batista then gets in some cardio by walking around the ring and then he sits on the top turnbuckle before returning to the mat. Batista then leaves the ring and walks around the ring. Batista stops in front of a fan with a John Cena t-shirt and the fan does the ‘you can’t see me’ gesture to Batista. Batista sees that and then he walks into the ring again. Batista then drops the microphone before he can say anything. Batista leaves the ring and walks to the back, but he stops and due to the fans chanting ‘you suck’ Batista rhetorically asks if they want an explanation.

Batista returns to the ring and picks up the mic again. However, he drops it one more time and kicks it out of the ring. Batista puts on his sunglasses because the spotlight is too bright and he walks to the back.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Did You Still Know that there are a lot of photos seen on WWE.com?

Teddy Long comes out and he has something to say on the stage. Teddy tells everyone that Batista refused to compete in his Elimination Chamber Qualifying Match. Tonight, Batista refused to give an explanation for his recent actions. Teddy says that since Batista doesn’t like talking, he will compete against the winner of the 2010 Royal Rumble, Edge.

Matt Hardy comes to the ring with his dancing Indian friends, Great Khali and Runjin Singh and Matt has something to say. Matt wishes everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day in advance. He says that his partner is the Punjabi Playboy, but Matt says that he will have the best Valentine’s Day ever. Matt brings out his special valentine and it is Maria, who comes to the ring.

Matt Hardy and Great Khali with Dancing Runjin Singh versus David Hart Smith and Tyson Kidd with Natalya

Smith and Khali start off but Smith tags Kidd in and Kidd is bieled into the ring by Khali. Hardy tags in and he punches Kidd. Hardy with a running clothesline into the corner but Smith distracts Hardy before he can hit the bulldog. Hardy with a forearm to Smith but Kidd with a drop kick to the back of Hardy’s head. Smith tags in and he kicks Hardy and then hits a delayed vertical suplex and gets a near fall. Smith sends Hardy into the turnbuckles and kicks him before tagging Kidd back in. Kidd with a drop kick to the back of the head and gets a near fall. Kidd with a reverse chin lock on Hardy as he continues to work on the neck. Hardy with punches but Kidd with a back heel kick. Hardy with a Side Effect and then he tries for the Twist of Fate but Kidd counters and sends Hardy into the ropes and Natalya trips Hardy while the referee is distracted by Smith. Maria with a Thesz Press to Maria. Kidd tries for a rollup while Hardy is watching the catfight on the floor. Hardy counters and gets the three count with a rollup of his own.

Winners: Great Khali and Matt Hardy

After the match, Smith and Kidd have to hold Natalya back so she doesn’t get into the ring to go after Maria.

We go to the Ted DiBiase Hall of Fame video package.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the Raw Rebound.

It is time to run through the Elimination Chamber card.

We have an earlier tonight moment of Rey Mysterio’s victory over CM Punk and the post match beat down.

R Truth versus John Morrison

They shake hands and then they lock up with Morrison getting a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Morrison rolls over Truth’s back and he lands awkwardly on his ankle and goes down to the mat. The referee checks on Morrison and then he keeps Truth away and then the referee calls for the bell due to Morrison’s injury. Truth helps Morrison take off his boot and the medical staff checks on Morrison.

No Contest

We go to commercial.

We are back and Tony Chimel introduces the 2010 Royal Rumble winner, Edge.

Edge says that he is out here to talk about the benefits of winning the Royal Rumble and it is something that a lot of people don’t realize. The winner of the Royal Rumble does not have to compete in one of the most brutal and career shortening matches, the Elimination Chamber. That is a match that mixes luck, skill, and the ability to endure pain. Edge says that he will choose whoever survives that match, whether it be the WWE Champion or the World Champion. Edge says that he could face his Rated RKO buddy Randy Orton. He could also face the man he wrestled at last year’s Wrestlemania John Cena. He could also face Rey Mysterio or the love child of Brutus Beefcake and Charles Manson, CM Punk. He could face one of twelve different superstars in his match at Wrestlemania. There is one guy who stands out from the pack. There are a few people who have main evented and won at Wrestlemania. There is only one guy who is undefeated at Wrestlemania and is 17-0 at Wrestlemania. That man is the Undertaker. Edge says that it is out of his hands but there is one match that will take place. Next week, he will face Batista. Edge tells Big Dave that there isn’t a man he would like to . . .

Hold that thought because Chris Jericho’s music plays and he comes to the ring. Jericho tells Edge that he finds it a little ironic and doesn’t know if it is stupidity or arrogance that Edge never mentions him as a potential opponent at Wrestlemania. Jericho points out that he is a bad luck charm for Edge. Jericho reminds Edge that he was there when Edge injured his Achilles Tendon. He was also there when Edge made his return. Jericho says that he doesn’t know what it is like to make a triumphant return from injury because he doesn’t get injured. He just wins titles and continues to be the best in the world at what he does. Jericho tells Edge that he should save himself some grief and have a fighting chance at Wrestlemania by choosing the winner of the Raw Elimination Chamber match because Jericho says that he is going to be the winner of the Elimination Chamber match. Jericho says that if Edge continues to provoke and antagonize him, bad things are going to happen to Edge. Jericho tells Edge that he should watch what Jericho does to the ‘dead man’ when he beats the man who Edge lost to two years ago at Wrestlemania.

Chris Jericho versus the Undertaker in a No Disqualification Match

Jericho goes to the floor to avoid Taker as the bell rings but Taker follows after him. Jericho tries for an elbow when Taker tries to come back into the ring. Taker with punches to Jericho and then he kicks Jericho in the head. Taker with the leg drop on the apron and Jericho falls to the floor. Taker runs Jericho into the ringside barrier and then Taker looks at Edge who is still at the announce table. They return to the ring and Taker with kicks to Jericho. Taker works on the arm as he gets ready for Old School. Taker with a leg drop to the arm and gets a near fall. Taker goes to the turnbuckles for Old School but Jericho crotches Taker. Jericho with a forearm to Taker as they fight on the turnbuckles. Jericho tries for a superplex and he hits it. Jericho gets a near fall. Jericho with a kick to the head and then he chokes Taker. Jericho with a chin lock on Taker but Taker with a series of punches to the head to get out of the hold. Jericho punches Taker but Taker punches back. We get more punches between the two men as Taker gains control of the situation. Taker with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Taker with an Irish whip followed by Snake Eyes and a running big boot and leg drop for a near fall. Taker has the arm up for the choke slam but Jericho leaves the ring. Jericho goes to the announce table and Jericho has something to say to Edge and that allows Taker to hit Jericho from behind. Taker looks at Edge and then Taker tries to throw Jericho over the announce table into Edge, but Edge moves and Jericho hits the chair and goes into the ringside barrier.

Edge gets in Taker’s face and Taker walks past Edge as he remembers that he is wrestling a match. Taker rolls Jericho back into the ring and then Taker with a big boot to Edge.

Jericho with a DDT when Taker returns to the ring and gets a near fall. Jericho with punches and then he removes the turnbuckle pad. Jericho avoids a choke slam and gets a rollup but Taker kicks out and Jericho hits the exposed turnbuckle and Taker sets for the Last Ride and hits it. Edge comes into the ring and hits a spear on Taker. Edge leaves the ring and heads to the back.

Taker sits up and he looks at the Titantron before trying to finish off Jericho. Jericho with a Codebreaker for the three count.

Winner: Chris Jericho

credit: Impact Wrestling